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Mortellito Calainancu Bianco

$29.00

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Vintage: 2019
Region: Sicily, Italy
Viticulture:  Organic
Grape varieties: 90% Grillo and 10% Catarratto

Mortellito Calainancu Bianco is a small production blend of Grillo and Catarratto. Bright lemon, salty acidity, and limestone minerality.

Song: Lady by the Sea by Stephen Sanchez

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Mortellito Calainancu Bianco

Mortellito Calainancu Bianco is a small production blend of Grillo and Catarratto. Bright lemon, salty acidity, and limestone minerality.

About Mortellito

Val di Noto sits in the southeast corner of the Sicilian triangle. It dips down to the latitude of North Africa. The local varieties and white limestone soils here are capable of producing balanced wines. They have tension and moderate alcohol. Dario Sorrentino started to vinify and bottle his own wines in 2014 as Mortellito. Dario is a naturalist, but he insists on making clean wines that taste extreme only in their deliciousness. He works his family’s 25 hectares, 15 of which are under vine. The rest are a mix of ancient olive groves and heirloom almond varieties. His wines have a tempered hedonism. A mix of ‘taking’ in the sun (as the Italian idiom goes), and then ‘taking a bath’ in the salty-cool sea.

About Grillo

Grillo is a Sicilian white grape variety once used as the base for the best marsala. Grown on bush vines, it produces potent, full-bodied wines. DNA profiling established that Grillo is a natural cross of Sicily’s Catarratto with Muscat of Alexandria. At its best, it gives full-bodied wines of real interest. Plantings have grown substantially. Virtually all of Italy’s plantings are in Sicily. The Rossese Bianco of Liguria is identical to Grillo. 

About Catarratto

Catarratto is a Sicilian white grape variety that may well be the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. The variety is planted almost exclusively in the far western province of Trapani and was in the past much used for the production of marsala.